(Notification) Combined Defence Services Examination
Post Detail :
- Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 150th (DE) Course
commencing in January, 2021 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’
Certificate (Army Wing) holders] -100
- Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in January, 2021
Executive (General Service) / Hydro [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC
‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing Through NCC Special entry) Holder]-45
- Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in
February, 2021 i.e. No. 209 F(P) Course. [03 vacancies are reserved for NCC
Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry] - 32
- Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)—113th SSC (Men) Course (NT)
commencing in April, 2021 [(i) 170 vacs for SSC (Men) (NT) UPSC, (ii) 05
vacs for JAG (Men) (NT) April, 2021 Non UPSC and (iii) 50 vacs for NCC
Special entry Non UPSC]. - 225
- Officers Training Academy, Chennai—27th 16 SSC Women
(Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2021. -16
Total No of Post :-417
- For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a
recognised University or equivalent.
- For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognised
- For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics
and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
CENTRES OF EXAMINATION:
The Examination will be held at the following Centres : AGARTALA, AHMEDABAD,
AIZAWL, BENGALURU, BAREILLY, BHOPAL, CHANDIGARH, CHENNAI, CUTTACK, DEHRADUN,
DELHI, DHARWAD, DISPUR, GANGTOK, HYDERABAD, IMPHAL, ITANAGAR, JAIPUR, JAMMU,
JORHAT, KOCHI, KOHIMA, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MADURAI, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PANAJI (GOA),
PATNA, PORT BLAIR, PRAYAGRAJ (ALLAHABAD), RAIPUR, RANCHI, SAMBALPUR, SHILLONG,
SHIMLA, SRINAGAR, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, TIRUPATI, UDAIPUR AND VISAKHAPATNAM.
Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of
candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and
Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the first-apply-first-allot basis and
once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen.
Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be
required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus,
advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their
- For IMA—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January,
1997 and not later than 1st January, 2002 only are eligible.
- For Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than
2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2002 only are eligible.
- For Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2021 i.e. born
not earlier than 2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2001
(Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot
Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not
earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2001) only
Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is
not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are
eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided
married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.
- For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male
candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st
January, 2002 only are eligible.
- For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)
Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless
divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are
eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and
not later than 1st January, 2002.
Note : Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried
male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses and
accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates are required to apply online by using the website
instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in the
Appendix-II (A). Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned
The Commission has introduced the facility of withdrawal of Application for
those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination. In this regard,
Instructions are mentioned in Appendix-II (B) of this Examination Notice.
Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter
Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the
State/Central Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be
provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The
candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details have
been provided in the online application by him/her. This Photo ID Card will be
used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this Photo
ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test/SSB.
Date of Notification- 31.10.2018
The Online Applications can be filled upto-